Szechuan Asparagus & Red Peppers

Szechuan Asparagus & Red Peppers

Serve these spicy vegetables with slices of turkey or grilled chicken breast.

20 min. prep time
6 servings
000 Ratings



1/4 cup water
1 pound (about 24) fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 small (1/2 cup) onion, sliced 1/4-inch, separated into rings
1 large (1 cup) red bell pepper, cut into 2x1/2-inch pieces
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger root*


1 tablespoon rice vinegar or cider vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili puree with garlic


Place water and asparagus in 2-quart casserole dish. Cover; microwave 3-4 minutes or until asparagus is bright green. Drain; set aside.

Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until onion is softened. Add asparagus; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until asparagus is crisply tender. Stir in bell pepper, garlic and ginger root. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until bell pepper is crisply tender. Remove skillet from heat.

Combine all sauce ingredients in bowl. Add sauce to vegetables; toss to coat.


*Substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

Recipe Tip

Chili puree with garlic is available in the Oriental section of large grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 60

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 170mg

Carbohydrates: 5g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #7528©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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